Due to the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases in the area and the current N.C. Governor’s mandates on indoor gatherings, Lenoir-Rhyne has announced there will be no outside fans permitted to attend home men’s and women’s basketball games through the end of December.
“In consideration of both the North Carolina Governors’ orders and the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes and the greater Lenoir-Rhyne community, we have decided to not allow outside fans during the early segment of our basketball season,” said Kim Pate, Vice President for Athletics. “We hope to be able to allow fans and our dedicated Bears Club members later in the season pending the landscape with COVID improving.”
The games will be broadcasted on the Bears Sports Network at lrbears.com/watch. Following the New Year, Lenoir-Rhyne will re-evaluate the attendance policy for home basketball games.
The “Stuff the Shu” initiative is still scheduled for the games against Queens. The women tip off on Nov. 21 and the men play the Royals on Dec. 19.